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Old 12-22-2016, 11:49 AM
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thanks Roskilde

a few more picture of the two at the Galathea 3 expedition reception
(all images from newscom)
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/B148242511331835_2.jpg
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/B148242511331835_5.jpg
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/B148242511331835_4.jpg

and of Frederik looking fantastic
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/B148242511331835_1.jpg
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/B148242511331835_3.jpg
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:46 AM
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"Denmark Collection 2017
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Foundation and Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's Foundation supports Denmark Collection 2017 with a total of 750,000 kr."

"Denmark Collection is a public collection for the benefit of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, held annually in cooperation between Denmark's 12 largest humanitarian organizations and DR. The purpose is to raise money to help people in some of the poorest countries achieve the UN Millennium development goal. The collection sets this year focus on the goal number two, which is to stop hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture."

Danmarks Indsamling 2017 | Kongehuset
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:35 PM
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The headline in several Danish media this evening (TV2 News, BT etc.):

TV2: Mysticism about rare State Council dinner: The Queen and the Crown Prince couple will meet with the Government

Mystik om sjælden statsrådsmiddag: Dronningen og kronprinsparret skal mødes med regeringen - TV 2

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The Danish Royal House and the Prime Minister announces that the dinner will be held on Wednesday at 8 pm at Amalienborg, and it is the Danish Royal House that are the hosts. The participants at the dinner is the State Council which means the Government's ministers, the Queen and the Crown Prince. This time will also Crown Princess Mary participates.

For the third time in 17 years, there will on Wednesday be held Councils of State dinner at Amalienborg. The past two were held because of Crown Prince Frederik's engagement with Mary Donaldson and the parting with a Prime Minister.

On TV2 News Facebook people guess it means either that Queen Margrethe are leaving the throne to the Crown Prince Couple or the Prime Minister will resigns:
https://www.facebook.com/tv2nyhedern...11554398860192

I have no idea what such a rare State Dinner means? I have not heard of it before, maybe because it's so rarely held.
I have no idea if it means there is something big in coming, or if it just a dinner without any real significance and it's just TV2 that create a story.
Some with more knowledge about State Dinners?
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:49 PM
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Considering that Queen Margrethe had a recent press conference with Belgian journalists where she made it very clear that she will NOT be abdicating as hers is a job for life.....I don't think that we can assume any major event is going to happen.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:45 PM
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:01 PM
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Also BT runs now the news about the coming Councils of State dinner at Amalienborg.

Dronning Margrethe overrasker med udtalelse: Er dette et tegn på, at hun vil abdicere? | BT Royale - www.bt.dk

According to the expert and lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen, the Queen's response is interesting.

"I will not say that she prepares us, that she abdicates, but she creates a situation where she can make the choice without it will come as a shock. She rejects abdication - of course she does - right until the day when she did not rejects it."

About Crown Prince Frederik:

"He is as clear as he ever gets. He was definitely ready when he married Mary and had children with her. He has the Queen, he should have, and he has the family he should have. He has no obvious weaknesses which he has to overcome. He is ready and waiting, as he has done for years," explains Sebatsian Olden-Jørgensen to BT.

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As I don't know anything about those rare Councils of State dinners I can't tell if this dinner means anything or it will simply turn out as just an simply Councils of State dinner for the Government, the Queen and the Crown Prince. And also Crown Princess Mary. Without any special reason.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:29 PM
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BT are not the only ones.

Such dinners for the State Council are fairly rare. They only happen every few years.
They usually coincide with a significant event. Like when M&F got engaged, or when the then PM, Anders Fogh, became General Secretary for NATO.
So there are some speculations as to what might happen now.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:17 PM
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maybe the crown prince will be the regent like the hereditary prince of Liechtenstein .
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:33 PM
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Something like that has crossed my mind.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:34 PM
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BT are not the only ones.

Such dinners for the State Council are fairly rare. They only happen every few years.
They usually coincide with a significant event. Like when M&F got engaged, or when the then PM, Anders Fogh, became General Secretary for NATO.
So there are some speculations as to what might happen now.


Muhler, I know you're our Danish Royal expert. What seems most likely to you right now? What is the dominant story in Danish media?
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:57 PM
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Maybe she's divorcing Prince Henrik!!!!! LOL
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:17 PM
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Muhler, I know you're our Danish Royal expert. What seems most likely to you right now? What is the dominant story in Danish media?
Thank you.

But not an expert here though.

I don't know.
BT has in a previous article written about something QMII said in the interview with Belgian TV, that she and PH are getting old.
So the thought of some kind of official semi-retirement, with M&F officially taking over in everything but title may be a likely thing.
I.e. a kind of regency for M&F.

Perhaps because QMII will focus on looking after PH?
But then PH is alive and well enough to travel to Egypt and the West Indies... On his own.

I won't even rule out a divorce, even though I consider it most unlikely.

There is also the possibility that QMII has been diagnosed with something and will abdicate. A morbid thought, I know, but a possibility.

Then there is the possibility that this is simply a dinner and that's it.

But such dinners are rare. It's actually only the third such dinner since 2000. In 2003 in connection with M&F getting engaged and again in 2009, when a PM left for an international post.
- I don't think there is any danger our current PM will leave the seat he has glued himself firmly to nor is there any danger of him getting an international post of any significance.
And somehow I doubt Christian is getting engaged.

TV2 wrote an article earlier today about this subject. They don't offer an explanation only that it is cause for speculation.

Mystik om sjælden statsrådsmiddag: Dronningen skal mødes med regeringen - TV 2

We can't rule out an abdication though. Because QMII would very likely deny considering such a move until everything and everybody are ready. because even hinting that she would not rule out an abdication would be sensational!

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:30 PM
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That all makes sense. Whatever happened, I hope all are in good health. If she does decide to abdicate, I hope it is to enjoy a retirement from public life and not because she has to.

And thank you for responding- I know very little about Danish politics and was wondering about the Prime Minister angle, which you helpfully put to rest.
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Im curious to know but I guess ill have to wait.

Is there a reason other members of the family don't take part at the dinner and do you think we would get pictures? Maybe pictures depending what the dinner is about.

I would guess it's an abdication since Frederik and Mary have stepped up for some time now.
A divorce is unlikely because they seem like a string couple even though Prince Henrik has his moments.

Prime Minister stepping down, possible.

Illness, I doubt it would be announced at a dinner.
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Who else should participate?

Prince Henrik has retired.
Council of State is only attend by the Queen and the Crown Prince. And the Crown Princess on these special events.

I hope we'll get pictures :)

But yes it is exciting. Maybe it's all just a dinner and we all get disappointed
BT has had frontpage articles all day today too.
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Who else should participate?

Prince Henrik has retired.
Council of State is only attend by the Queen and the Crown Prince. And the Crown Princess on these special events.

I hope we'll get pictures :)

But yes it is exciting. Maybe it's all just a dinner and we all get disappointed
BT has had frontpage articles all day today too.
Prince Joachim I would have thought.

I would be disappointed if it was just a dinner and no pictures to add to that
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:11 PM
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Strange! What does BT know that they have kept this event on their front pages? I just don't think it necessarily means an abdication when just last week QMII made it clear that her role as Queen is one for life. Am I incorrect for thinking this?
Also, the Queen 's public birthday greeting at Marselisborg and her summer tours have been announced. I doubt that these events would have been made public if she intended to abdicate.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:18 PM
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Im curious to know but I guess ill have to wait.

Is there a reason other members of the family don't take part at the dinner and do you think we would get pictures? Maybe pictures depending what the dinner is about.

I would guess it's an abdication since Frederik and Mary have stepped up for some time now.
A divorce is unlikely because they seem like a string couple even though Prince Henrik has his moments.

Prime Minister stepping down, possible.

Illness, I doubt it would be announced at a dinner.
That one I think it's safe to rule out. The PM, Lars Løkke, know that oblivion awaits him (probably a seat in the EU-Parliament) should he retire, or call for a general election. And he intends to remain sitting on his comfortable seat for as long as possible. - How else can he afford his shoes or hosting family-events?
- Long story, but the resident Danes know what I'm talking about.
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Prince Joachim I would have thought.
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Prince Joachim has nothing to do with the State Council. He is not the heir.

From the TV2.dk article:
"Participants at the dinner is the State Council, which consists of government ministers, the queen and the crown prince."

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So why is Mary there? That indicates something royal family related (abdication etc) and not politics related.

In case it's about Frederik stepping up, I hope it's abdication and not regent. Regent is neither fish nor flesh.

While we are speculating, how about Henrik stepping out of retirement and getting the King consort title??
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